Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-10 of 51 items for:

Applause x Linguistics x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

applause

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

Spectators' appreciation for performances has often been demonstrated through the clapping of hands. Applause is part of a larger set of social behaviours intimately related to the...

See overview in Oxford Index

applause

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 424 words.

A. Singular or Plural.

This word, derived from the Latin verbal noun applausus, means (1) “loudly expressed approval,” or (2)

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

applause

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

applause

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

applause <i>n.</i> (<i>US black</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

gonorrhoea.

1994 G. Smitherman Black Talk 48: applause Gonorrhea. Derived from older term ‘the clap.’

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Give it up

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

An exhortation to give someone, especially a performer, a large and enthusiastic round of applause (as in ‘Let's give it

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Go down a storm

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 110 words.

To be enthusiastically received by an audience, who react to one's speech or performance with a storm of applause. [Chancellor

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Lap of honour

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

A celebratory circuit of a racetrack or sports field by a winner or winning team to receive applause. The expression

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Dors

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

indoors

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

pause

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page